DALLAS, Texas (105.3 THE FAN) – The Dallas Mavericks opened NBA free agency on Tuesday with a ‘Dinner With Devin,’ maybe dinner, or drinks, or plans for donuts with Dirk, a scheduling of a Wednesday visit from Carmelo Anthony and what owner Mark Cuban says was “about 20” reach-out-and-touch contacts with assorted free-agent names.
Here, we’ve got a handy “rumored contact list” so far:
As all-over-the-map as that looks, there is nevertheless a profile of what the Mavs are looking for, as Cuban tells 105.3 The Fan:
“I don’t know that it’s positional as much as the old standard best player available. We want to get younger; we want to take some of the scoring urgency off of Dirk to complement him and Monta,” said Cuban. “We want to get better defensively … So we’re pretty much in the best-player-available type mode.”